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Sport and Recreation

 West Wyalong is a proud and passionate sporting community with a rich history.

Council has recently made a significant investment in the Shire's sporting facilities and ovals.

A $2 million upgrade to the Holland Park swimming pool was completed in 2010.

The facility was subsequently selected to host the 2013 New South Wales Country Regional championships.

A major upgrade of the Park Street Recreation ground was recently completed.

The facility has previously hosted a state Little Athletics carnival and representative cricket match including a number of New South Wales stars.

It is the home ground for the West Wyalong-Girral Australian Rules Football team which compete in the Northern Riverina Football League competition.

The facility also hosts weekly cricket and netball competitions, periodic carnivals, school sports and community events.

Adjoining the Recreation Ground is the West Wyalong Tennis Club, which features a number of newly refurbished synthetic grass courts.

Stage one of the $1.5 million Perseverance Street sporting complex was completed in 2012.

Stage one of the project was centred on Ron Crowe Oval, which is the home of the West Wyalong Mallee Men which compete in the Group 20 rugby league competition.

The ground was selected to host the Country Rugby League under-18s grand final in 2012.

The ground also hosts junior league, touch football, school sport and community events.

The ground also has the capacity to host both local and major soccer and rugby union matches.

West Wyalong fields a team in the Central West ANDF Cup rugby union competition

Adjoining Ron Crowe Oval is an indoor basketball stadium.

The West Wyalong skate park was officially opened in December, 2010 and has proven a popular venue for local youth and for annual youth focused events such as West Fest.

West Wyalong has a rifle range, two lawn bowling clubs, incorporating five greens, and an 18 hole championship grass green golf course within a sports club and motel complex.

In the villages –

The Mirrool Silo Kick is one of the most iconic annual events on the Bland Shire sporting calendar.

People come from far and wide to try their luck kicking the Sherrin over the Mirrool silos on the second Saturday of October each year.

Barmedman is famous for the mineral pool, which originated from the flooding of the Barmedman goldmines by an underground stream in the 1880's. The pool is situated on a four-hectare reserve, has free admission and is said to have some healing properties due to its high mineral content.

The Barmedman Modified Tractor Pull is held in March every year and is a hugely successful event which attracts crowds of about 3000 people.

Barmedman also has a Bowling Club which boasts two top quality greens as well as basketball and tennis facilities.

Weethalle has a bowling green and golf course situated within a community sports club precinct.

The home town of Australian football's famous Daniher brothers, Ungarie has a strong sporting presence with great facilities such as bowling club, tennis courts, new 25 metre swimming pool and a football oval.

The Ungarie Magpies compete in the Northern Riverina Australian Football and Netball League.

Tallimba also has a variety of different sporting facilities, including active tennis and cricket clubs.

More information about sporting groups and clubs can be found in Council's Community and Business Guide on Council's website at www.blandshire.nsw.gov.au or by phoning Council on 6972 2266.